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Destination Heaven Chronicles  
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From Yen Press:

The only Angel Princess of Heaven is betrothed to the Emperor of the Underworld. Unable to accept her future with the Demon King, she realizes that her only choice is to run away. Her plan is to join the human world disguised as a schoolboy! Now all of the Gods from Heaven and Hell are searching high and low on the earth trying to make sure that a wedding happens.


Related Series
Demon Diary (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Angel Diary
Nàng công chúa bỏ trốn
Nhật kí thiên nữ
Venue des cieux (French)

Groups Scanlating
Manga Temple

Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.Extra 5 by NOIR (2106d ago)
v.13 c.Extra 4 by NOIR (2112d ago)
v.13 c.Extra 3 by NOIR (2120d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (617 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.22 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 12th 2015, 3:04am PST



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Original Publisher
Seoul Cultural (Vols 8-13)
Sigongsa (Vols 1-7)

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (13 Volumes - Complete)

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I don't quite see the pull...   
Rating: N/A
by Takahashi4me
February 20th, 2010, 9:17pm
Right, long story short- I decided to bookmark this manga for later reading as it seemed good, and expected something entirely different from what I got. Not exactly in a bad way, mind you, but I just thought I should state this in case my opinion got biased.

At the start, it was easy to get into, and I liked it so far, but sometime around Vol 2 things seemed...much more 'blah'. Don't get me wrong, the humour was funny, the characters were alright and the art was very good.
It's just that the twists and whole heaven and hell thing just...didn't seem to need to be there. I think the manga could've been just as good -even better- without them. It certainly held the potential.
The author was too obvious in the supposed 'hints at conspiracies' and a lot of 'twists' could be figured out beforehand if one just paid attention. To me, it looked like the author was trying too hard to give a sense of mystery and just ended up making characters act out of character, a rare feat for their original creator.
And the fight scenes- do NOT get me started on those sorry excuses for fight scenes. I can barely call them fight senes. More like awkward-shots-of-glowy-spirit-auras-plus-swords-and-demons-being-cut-in-half/disintigrate d. Maybe I've been spoiled by manga like Rurouni Kenshin, but, dude...Dong Young beating up Bi Wal for his perverted ways had more action than scenes of that so called 'fighting'.
Also, I don't see the originality, or creativity everyone seems to be raving about. Especially with things like 'four guardians', 'white tiger', 'ice general', the heaven and hell matchmaking etc. I almost gagged at the cliches. Hello? Do you people read any fantasy all? These are ideas that have been used for years. I admit it was a good move to make the Princess run away, and be disguised as a boy etc. me, that wasn't creativity. That was simply someone putting their own spin on a tale as old as time (pardon the Disney reference).

Look, I hate to be a critic, I'm usually ridiculously nice in my reviews and I, just like everyone else, hate seeing someone diss my favourite manga, but I need to state my opinion too or I'm going to stew over this thing all night.

I honestly couldn't bear to read it any more sometime around Volume 4 and just skipped straight to the ending- and what I found in those last two chapters before all the side stories was MUCH BETTER. It ready smoothly, the characters seemed more real, I even spotted some improval in art. It almost made me want to go back and finish the manga- almost. It seems the author and drawer improved over time, plausible since the series went on for quite a while. I'm glad, it put me at ease after all the frustration at the beginning. However, I refuse to go back and continue reading. Sorry, but that's how it is.

Since I didn't read the entire manga, I don't believe I have the right to rate it, so I'm just leaving my words here. Maybe I'm just cranky today and I'll like it years later or something. Maybe you all see something I don't. Maybe I just don't like Manwha when I compare it to Manga like Rurouni Kenshin, Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, The Violinist of Hameln etc.

Oh, and one more thing I forgot to mention:

I felt like this series was very shallow. No emotional affect on me at all, no deepness, just a lot of sparkles and cliches and empty statements. The only time I even felt a spark of feeling was when Mao didn't run away when Dong Young was seriously in danger and tried to protect her, and even that faded after the 'why didn't you run away like usual' line. I don't know if this is a tendency of Manwha or just the ones I read, but hey. (Of course, there are manga like this too, but I find them far and few between)
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one of my favs!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lynn101
September 20th, 2008, 2:48pm
very very good! one of my personal favorites!
the art is really good and the heorine is strong and cool yet cute at the same time
sometimes it's soo funny that i was almost choking, and the magic and fighting scenes are awesome!
i would recommend this to everyone who likes a bit of comedy, fantasy, romance, and action all in one! =]

i can't wait for the next chapter!
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funny and great   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Mantoki
July 11th, 2008, 8:52pm
some manga's just drag on and i dont just skip to the last chapter because i might miss something but this one is like awesome its like so funny and i actually want to finish it
Art = 10/10
Plot/Originality = 10/10
Entertainment = 10/10
Bishies = 10/10
Romance = 10/10
Pacing = 10/10
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Kind of Boring Actually   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by nemo91591
August 2nd, 2012, 11:22am
This series was okay. I almost finished it, but once I got to the end of volume 11, I just couldn't bear it anymore. The plot was pretty typical, and nothing too interesting. There wasn't a lot of development between the two main characters, which kind of took away from the whole romance aspect of the series. The main character was okay. She was typical, and of course she was dumb as in many shoujo mangas/manwhas. All in all, it was an okay read, but it was kind of boring.
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Bi Wal!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by XxSweetQueenxX
October 31st, 2008, 5:51am
OMG I am in love with this manhwa, it's so good!!! Dong Young is so cute and I feel for her I would have done the same. She's really naive but that's what makes the story so funny. Bi Wal is just awesome, he's so handsome, and mysterious. You start wonder why he really is so into Dong Young. The plot is really good I was hooked after the first volume. Sorry that my review suck, I didn't really explain much >_<.
This manhwa is really good and you should read it. Bi Wal is super hot, the art is wonderful and it's one of my favorites!!!
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totally in love with it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asianromance
September 26th, 2008, 12:14pm
It's not an incredible manga that takes your breath away, but it IS very interesting and original. The art is well-done and clean. It looks more like Japanese shoujo manga art than Korean manhwa (manhwa characters usually look edgier and their eyes darker). The guys are hot! The storyline is interesting and cute and has enough action and suspense to get me flipping the pages as fast as I can. It doesn't go overboard on the romance and has kept the humor light. The mix between school life and fantasy is wonderful. It is a manhwa that entertains without trying too hard. The characters are also very likable and a good amount of screen time (or is that page time?) is given to each of them. Usually what makes and breaks a manga for me is the heroine: this manhwa's heroine isn't exactly kickass (like Kyoko from Skip Beat) but she has got a similar aura to that of Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club- She's dressed like a boy, oblivious, and has a guy hanging around her all the time annoying her. She's also pretty relaxed for someone who gets demons and ghosts going after her. Though you don't really get to see her fight, she can be surprisingly powerful (check out volume 6 for an OMG! demonstration) - well she IS a princess of heaven after all.

... Last updated on September 26th, 2008, 12:36pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Gekkoh
November 11th, 2006, 6:55am
I don't like gender bender, but this is ok. It's light comedy.
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Wasted potential   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Kulianne
October 14th, 2013, 2:02pm
This had a really good idea behind it, but it was badly executed.
Despite the 12 volumes, I felt as if everything was being rushed, despite not much happening... The characters were quite plain and did not had much to them, particularly the main characters.
We barely have any 'bonding time' with the main heroine of the story(if you can call her that) so it makes it difficult to both understand and sympathize with her. I often got the feeling she was just there, like a secondary characters, without much personality to her, just a 'dumb character' without anything else to her.
The romance was seriously lacking, I think there are only about 2 or 3 'couple moments' in the whole 12 volumes, so I'm a bit let down by this too.

As I said, if you're a fan of the genre, when you read the description you get the feeling that it's gonna be a great series as the idea sounds nice, but when you get down to it, it lacks any depth.
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Honesty is such a lonely word   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by bluedrop
April 5th, 2012, 10:13am
If you're patient, you will get blown away, kind of. The premise was what got me, traditional enemies become lovers.
There are a lot of bishies
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Who end up getting pretty annoying and or pathetic at times
but I was seriously on the fence whether to continue before I reached volume seven but then the heroine totaly made me love her complety when she did the thing that is rarely seen in shoujo.
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She actually tells the damn hero she likes him, she takes the initiative of being true to herself and being honest and not letting the tension bring their relationship down

Still reading but now, I'm looking forward to what's going to happen as I read more. I just hope I won't get bored the slowness of it all, but gosh the heroine becomes pretty badass later on, love her already
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What kind of ordinary shoujo tomboy heroine pins her supposed-alpha male hero down infront of everyone on a desk and says when she wants something, she gets it and not even Ryung is going to stop her, major role reversal, people!!! Awesome I say!

I entered with normal expectations so I wasn't surprised about stuff that would turn off most people and I'm just focusing on its positive points which it has aplenty despite some things that just make me want to rant. The heroine's general attitude amuses me, distracting me from getting on the rant train and general WTFery.
Be prepared to facepalm...a lot.
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Most of the facepalming has something to do with a pair of melodramatic bros. Someone please stamp a huge brother-complex tag on this.

This is for those looking for something not particularly deep but enjoyable nontheless.
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Starting v10, I was screaming obsceneties at the pathetic guys and rooting for the heroine, even if she is a huge lovable idiot. I'm just reading this for her now and whatever happy ending she gets

This has tons of humor, mostly because of the heroine and her badassery and general baka-ness. I grew to loving the hero because of her, not just liking anymore. There are some touching moments but those are mostly because the women are strong and awesome enough to be honest.

I rate this fic based on this page and the chapter it's in:
Just finished reading and I'm happy with it, it's awesome and everything gets tied up neatly

... Last updated on April 5th, 2012, 1:47pm
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Unrealistic and uninspiring   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by k_rocks2
January 22nd, 2012, 12:43pm
Like Hanjae and Takahashi4me have mentioned, the begining of the story is promising but eventually falls flat due to many new characters and a weak and unrealistic drama. I'm referring to the family drama between
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Bi-Wal/Ryung/their sister
, which I find very boring and too melodramatic. Many misunderstandings in this series occurred when the characters were younger but weren’t really that significant (in my opinion), but the author managed to make them seemed so, and therefore more drama. Even the concepts of heaven, hell, demons, and the Four Guardians (which are all interesting at first) but become so unrealistic (Does the heaven only have teenagers and Meat Buns as guardians and generals? Where are all of the adults in heaven? Is there no one competent or diligent enough in heaven?)

Most of the characters are utterly forgettable: Ee-Jung, a character who is so insipid and only concerns himself with his sister that I actually forget all about him until he reappears again, Woo-Hyun (along with Ee-Jung and Bi-Wal) adds comedic relief most of the time but is sidelined after his misunderstanding with
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is cleared up, Ah-Hin is one of the more interesting supporting characters that eventually becomes a wallflower after the
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said misunderstanding with Woo-Hyun.

I find Dong-Young, the titular runaway princess of heaven, to be a typical, bland, lazy, and hapless character (although, I shouldn’t have expected her to be anything else since this is a shoujo manhwa after all). Even the other guys I find interesting, Ryung and Bi-wal, have reduced to unremarkable characters. The only character I don’t have much to complain about is Doh-Hyun, since he did what he thought was right and was the only one who actually fought against
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He is possibly the only one that has some character development.

The ending is too convenience for my liking, since it ends with practically a family conversation between hell family. The lazy and runaway princess decides to shape up and takes over her family responsibility and everyone lives happily ever after. The romance between the two leads is as believable and fairytale-ish as the rest of the series. The fact that I gave it a 6 is quite lenient, but since I read it for free and it was a quick and fun read (translation: my head haven’t exploded yet and, overall, it kills some of my free time during the summer) so I have nothing else to complain about.

... Last updated on January 23rd, 2012, 5:28am
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